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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 27 17
Rank change year-on-year -16 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9,515 6,993 9,320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.89% 8.50% 11.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.96% 31.78% 41.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6,346 5,927 7,843
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 38,123 22,002 22,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.62% 26.73% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18,681 16,931 18,761
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -19 4,176 £65,000 +4.00% 483
South East -12 1,702 £50,000 - 276
North of England -13 1,377 £45,000 - 275
Midlands -8 904 £47,500 +11.76% 216
South West -1 702 £47,500 +5.56% 103
North West -23 679 £47,500 - 154
Yorkshire -5 594 £45,000 +3.45% 90
West Midlands -9 560 £47,500 +11.11% 139
East of England -4 475 £47,500 -4.04% 90
East Midlands -10 338 £45,500 +10.98% 77
North East -6 106 £40,000 +5.26% 33
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 5,451 (57.29%) SQL
2 4,746 (49.88%) Azure
3 4,521 (47.51%) .NET
4 4,408 (46.33%) Microsoft
5 4,264 (44.81%) C#
6 3,819 (40.14%) Agile
7 2,822 (29.66%) JavaScript
8 2,381 (25.02%) Social Skills
9 2,334 (24.53%) DevOps
10 2,204 (23.16%) Finance
11 2,200 (23.12%) ASP.NET
12 1,946 (20.45%) HTML
13 1,865 (19.60%) MVC
14 1,800 (18.92%) CSS
15 1,776 (18.67%) T-SQL
16 1,743 (18.32%) Windows
17 1,740 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
18 1,739 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
19 1,661 (17.46%) AWS
20 1,613 (16.95%) CI/CD
21 1,603 (16.85%) .NET Core
22 1,490 (15.66%) .NET Framework
23 1,466 (15.41%) Git (software)
24 1,457 (15.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 1,440 (15.13%) Python
26 1,395 (14.66%) Degree
27 1,335 (14.03%) Oracle
28 1,272 (13.37%) React
29 1,263 (13.27%) Power Platform
30 1,234 (12.97%) Scrum

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 537 (5.64%) IIS
2 484 (5.09%) SharePoint
3 317 (3.33%) Apache Spark
4 289 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
5 198 (2.08%) Confluence
6 172 (1.81%) MS Exchange
7 159 (1.67%) CMS
8 142 (1.49%) Apache
9 132 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 117 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
10 117 (1.23%) Umbraco
11 99 (1.04%) JBoss
12 54 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
13 53 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
14 48 (0.50%) nginx
14 48 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 38 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
16 37 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
16 37 (0.39%) Skype for Business
17 36 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 570 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 360 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.11%) SPSS
8 9 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.063%) Campfire
9 6 (0.063%) Pipeline Pilot
10 5 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.032%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.011%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.011%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 246 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 33 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.32%) Maximo
5 29 (0.30%) Temenos T24
6 24 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.20%) Sentinel
9 16 (0.17%) Academy Housing
10 14 (0.15%) SAP Business One
11 11 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
13 8 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
15 6 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
15 6 (0.063%) FastStats
15 6 (0.063%) HiPortfolio
15 6 (0.063%) MetaTrader
15 6 (0.063%) SAP MDG
15 6 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4,746 (49.88%) Azure
2 1,661 (17.46%) AWS
3 1,263 (13.27%) Power Platform
4 671 (7.05%) Microsoft 365
5 574 (6.03%) SaaS
6 524 (5.51%) Serverless
7 456 (4.79%) PaaS
8 429 (4.51%) GCP
9 427 (4.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 297 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
11 286 (3.01%) OpenShift
12 280 (2.94%) GitHub
13 273 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
14 262 (2.75%) IaaS
15 260 (2.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 229 (2.41%) Azure Service Bus
17 201 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
18 196 (2.06%) Cloud Functions
19 192 (2.02%) Snowflake
20 142 (1.49%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 370 (3.89%) Firewall
2 307 (3.23%) DNS
3 269 (2.83%) Internet
4 230 (2.42%) DHCP
5 167 (1.76%) SAN
5 167 (1.76%) VPN
6 137 (1.44%) WAN
7 119 (1.25%) HTTP
8 118 (1.24%) LAN
9 110 (1.16%) TCP/IP
10 67 (0.70%) SSL
11 57 (0.60%) Network Security
11 57 (0.60%) VLAN
12 55 (0.58%) SD-WAN
13 54 (0.57%) NAS
14 48 (0.50%) Skype
14 48 (0.50%) VoIP
15 38 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (0.37%) Wireless
17 34 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,457 (15.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,171 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
3 1,130 (11.88%) MySQL
4 1,115 (11.72%) Relational Database
5 1,112 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,089 (11.45%) Power BI
7 934 (9.82%) PostgreSQL
8 789 (8.29%) NoSQL
9 632 (6.64%) MongoDB
10 546 (5.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 429 (4.51%) Data Lake
12 400 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 368 (3.87%) Tableau
14 343 (3.60%) Big Data
15 336 (3.53%) RDBMS
16 290 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
17 259 (2.72%) Oracle Database
18 238 (2.50%) Redis
19 198 (2.08%) Flink
20 153 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,466 (15.41%) Git (software)
2 674 (7.08%) JIRA
3 633 (6.65%) Visual Studio
4 423 (4.45%) Jenkins
5 377 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 302 (3.17%) Maven
7 290 (3.05%) NUnit
8 282 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 276 (2.90%) Selenium
10 251 (2.64%) Subversion
11 235 (2.47%) Gradle
12 221 (2.32%) TeamCity
13 206 (2.17%) Ant
14 188 (1.98%) GitLab
15 181 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 167 (1.76%) Moq
17 151 (1.59%) SpecFlow
18 147 (1.54%) Bitbucket
19 137 (1.44%) JUnit
20 120 (1.26%) webpack
General
1 2,381 (25.02%) Social Skills
2 2,204 (23.16%) Finance
3 1,065 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
4 508 (5.34%) Manufacturing
5 406 (4.27%) Retail
6 397 (4.17%) Marketing
7 370 (3.89%) Public Sector
8 358 (3.76%) Banking
9 230 (2.42%) Law
10 224 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 209 (2.20%) Games
12 202 (2.12%) Legal
13 189 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
14 184 (1.93%) Telecoms
15 156 (1.64%) Publishing
16 144 (1.51%) Advertising
17 134 (1.41%) Back Office
18 127 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
19 125 (1.31%) Influencing Skills
20 112 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4,215 (44.30%) Developer
2 1,483 (15.59%) .NET Developer
3 1,025 (10.77%) Senior Developer
4 1,023 (10.75%) Analyst
5 827 (8.69%) C# Developer
6 816 (8.58%) Software Developer
7 570 (5.99%) SQL Developer
8 525 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 519 (5.45%) DBA
10 511 (5.37%) Data Engineer
10 511 (5.37%) Software Engineer
11 505 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
12 366 (3.85%) Architect
13 363 (3.82%) Senior .NET Developer
14 346 (3.64%) Applications Support
15 314 (3.30%) SQL DBA
16 297 (3.12%) Administrator
17 264 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 255 (2.68%) Support Analyst
19 253 (2.66%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,521 (47.51%) .NET
2 2,200 (23.12%) ASP.NET
3 1,946 (20.45%) HTML
4 1,800 (18.92%) CSS
5 1,603 (16.85%) .NET Core
6 1,490 (15.66%) .NET Framework
7 1,272 (13.37%) React
8 1,182 (12.42%) AngularJS
9 900 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 886 (9.31%) Entity Framework
11 823 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 795 (8.36%) RESTful
13 772 (8.11%) REST
14 760 (7.99%) Web Services
15 691 (7.26%) jQuery
16 601 (6.32%) XML
17 519 (5.45%) HTML5
18 465 (4.89%) JSON
19 439 (4.61%) Vue.js
20 433 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 483 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
2 418 (4.39%) Data Structures
3 402 (4.22%) User Experience
4 336 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 328 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 317 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 265 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 245 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
9 238 (2.50%) Life Science
10 228 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 204 (2.14%) Replication
12 203 (2.13%) Virtual Team
13 171 (1.80%) Cloud Native
14 156 (1.64%) Public Cloud
15 133 (1.40%) Clustering
16 125 (1.31%) Data Centre
17 105 (1.10%) IoT
18 94 (0.99%) Sports Betting
19 78 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
20 71 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,743 (18.32%) Windows
2 824 (8.66%) Windows Server
3 714 (7.50%) Linux
4 442 (4.65%) Unix
5 169 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 164 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 147 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 147 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
8 130 (1.37%) Android
9 115 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 90 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 64 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 51 (0.54%) Solaris
14 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (0.36%) CentOS
15 34 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.33%) AIX
17 27 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,819 (40.14%) Agile
2 2,334 (24.53%) DevOps
3 1,865 (19.60%) MVC
4 1,740 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1,739 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
6 1,613 (16.95%) CI/CD
7 1,234 (12.97%) Scrum
8 1,156 (12.15%) ETL
9 1,062 (11.16%) Full Stack Development
9 1,062 (11.16%) Software Engineering
10 1,040 (10.93%) Test Automation
11 1,037 (10.90%) Analytics
12 989 (10.39%) Microservices
13 969 (10.18%) Mentoring
14 949 (9.97%) TDD
15 868 (9.12%) Computer Science
16 742 (7.80%) SDLC
17 720 (7.57%) Data Modelling
18 694 (7.29%) OO
19 625 (6.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5,451 (57.29%) SQL
2 4,264 (44.81%) C#
3 2,822 (29.66%) JavaScript
4 1,776 (18.67%) T-SQL
5 1,440 (15.13%) Python
6 1,212 (12.74%) PowerShell
7 1,093 (11.49%) Java
8 701 (7.37%) TypeScript
9 408 (4.29%) PHP
10 343 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 272 (2.86%) Bash
12 248 (2.61%) Perl
13 236 (2.48%) Ruby
14 198 (2.08%) VB.NET
15 197 (2.07%) VB
16 182 (1.91%) PL/SQL
17 174 (1.83%) VBA
18 162 (1.70%) C++
19 139 (1.46%) Scala
20 113 (1.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,395 (14.66%) Degree
2 455 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 403 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 269 (2.83%) Security Cleared
5 205 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 113 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 93 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 80 (0.84%) MCSE
9 74 (0.78%) MCSA
9 74 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 68 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 57 (0.60%) ISEB
12 54 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (0.56%) DV Cleared
14 49 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
15 45 (0.47%) CCNA
16 44 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 31 (0.33%) CCNP
18 23 (0.24%) HND
19 22 (0.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 770 (8.09%) QA
2 288 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 234 (2.46%) SLA
4 155 (1.63%) GDPR
5 105 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 84 (0.88%) Accessibility
7 38 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 33 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 22 (0.23%) FATCA
11 16 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (0.095%) NIST
15 7 (0.074%) NCSC
16 5 (0.053%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.042%) PMO
17 4 (0.042%) WAI
17 4 (0.042%) WCAG
18 3 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,056 (11.10%) Docker
2 798 (8.39%) Active Directory
3 338 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 99 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 88 (0.92%) vSphere
7 84 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 48 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 44 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 27 (0.28%) XenApp
12 17 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.095%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.095%) KVM
16 9 (0.095%) Oracle Clusterware
16 9 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 990 (10.40%) Kubernetes
2 418 (4.39%) Terraform
3 231 (2.43%) Ansible
4 191 (2.01%) SCCM
5 122 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 105 (1.10%) Puppet
7 102 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
8 91 (0.96%) Grafana
9 57 (0.60%) Prometheus
10 54 (0.57%) HAProxy
11 47 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
12 46 (0.48%) Data Guard
13 45 (0.47%) Kibana
14 44 (0.46%) MIIS
15 43 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
16 41 (0.43%) WSUS
17 39 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 37 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
18 37 (0.39%) Opsgenie
19 36 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4,408 (46.33%) Microsoft
2 1,335 (14.03%) Oracle
3 484 (5.09%) VMware
4 476 (5.00%) Google
5 240 (2.52%) SAP
6 223 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
7 213 (2.24%) Databricks
8 187 (1.97%) Cisco
9 152 (1.60%) Citrix
10 139 (1.46%) Veeam
11 124 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 119 (1.25%) IBM
13 115 (1.21%) NEC
13 115 (1.21%) Northgate
14 107 (1.12%) Xamarin
15 98 (1.03%) Sitecore
16 97 (1.02%) Sybase
17 90 (0.95%) HP
18 89 (0.94%) Informatica
19 79 (0.83%) Sage